Paper & Pen February 2017

Paper & Pen is a monthly subscription box that promises to send out 3-4 paper goods and supplies each month.  They pick items from around the globe and send those unique items to you.  Boxes start at $20 a month but go down with longer plans.  Shockingly for me, shipping is free!  Let’s see what they sent out!

I like that this one comes all wrapped up in tissue paper.  It shows that someone actually took the time to put it together, instead of just tossing everything into a bubble envelope and hoping it get there.

Harvest Paper Co. Imprinted Pencils-$6.00

These mint green pencils are great.  They all say the same thing, “Skills to Pay The Bills”.  They are a #2 graphite pencil encased in California cedar wood.  I love using a “regular” pencil over a mechanical one so I’m happy to get these.  They will be cute to use at work as well and see if anyone notices.

20170308_174331Bloomwolf Studio Buttons-$6.00

This button pack is called the Flamingo Pack.  They say to use these to decorate your backpack or give as gifts.  I’m not really sure that either of those would work for me but the images are cute and I can probably find something to do with them.  They will live in my ephemera stash until the one magical day I can’t live without them.

20170308_174340Quill & Fox Notepad-$8.00

This notepad looks lovely.  All of the pages are like the one on top and they are slightly thicker than standard paper.  There are 50 pages in the pad and they are plain white on the back.  Because of the image, they are maybe smaller in usable space than others but you could easily write over the image if you need that space.

I’ve been happy with this box.  There is not a tonne of stuff in it but that was made clear in their info. I was able to find pricing for all the items this month and the value of the box is $20.00. I like that some of the products are from smaller companies and Etsy companies.  It shows that they really do search out interesting items instead of just buying lots off Amazon.

Paper & Pen January 2017

Paper & Pen is a monthly subscription box that promises to send out 3-4 paper goods and supplies each month.  They pick items from around the globe and send those unique items to you.  Boxes start at $20 a month but go down with longer plans.  Shockingly for me, shipping is free!  Let’s see what they sent out!

20170130_180814Everything showed up in its regular paper wrap, inside of a bubble envelope.  Once I got in here I could see a theme of coffee making itself known.

20170130_180828After Coffee Notepad-$10.79

This is a cute to-do list notepad.  It has 50 sheets in it and is 4X5.5″.  I work in an office and everyone knows nothing happens before 1st coffee!  This will be fun to use to keep track of things I need to get done.

20170130_180843Letterpress Card by Bremelo Press

This is a great card!  Sometimes you just need a card that doesn’t ooze sappy but gets the message across.  I almost want to use this as a poster instead of a card, I like the statement that much.

20170130_1808582017 Coffee Spirit Animal Hanging Calendar-$14.00

This is a wood calendar.  It is very thin and flexible and made of Birch.  This is very different from anything I’ve ever had and while I don’t agree with the coffee part I think I can get over that.

I’ve been happy with this box.  There is not a tonne of stuff in it but that was made clear in their info. I was able to find pricing for two items this month and both are small businesses.  I like that some of the products are from smaller companies and Etsy companies.  It shows that they really do search out interesting items instead of just buying lots off Amazon.

Paper & Pen December 2016

Paper & Pen is a monthly subscription box that promises to send out 3-4 paper goods and supplies each month.  They pick items from around the globe and send those unique items to you.  Boxes start at $20 a month but go down with longer plans.  Shockingly for me, shipping is free!  Let’s see what they sent out!

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The wrapping paper this month was a little beat up but everything inside was nice and safe.

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There is a cute little gift bag.  The blue pencil was tucked into it.  Both sides feature the Santa with the check boxes for naughty or nice.

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Next up are two rolls of washi tape.  There is a thinner roll of red and kraft paper coloured tape.  The wider roll has the evolution of the bicycle on it in red.  Both are perfect for the season and while I didn’t use them this year I know I’ll get there.

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This little happy square is a pencil topper eraser.  I think he is supposed to be a marshmallow and I’m sticking to that.

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This is a Christmas tree ornament.  It is quite simple but I love it.  It is beautiful in it’s plainness. It is on my tree right now.

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This is a pack of gift tags.  They are self-adhesive so you don’t have to worry about them falling off. I have a huge supply of tags but I think these ones will go on gifts that need a more refined touch.

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Last out of the wrapping is this mug of cocoa notepad.  The pages are blank but because they are shaped like the cover they still have a touch of whimsy.

I’ve been happy with this box.  There is not a ton of stuff in it but that was made clear in their info.  I couldn’t find prices on most of the stuff this month.  I like that some of the products are from smaller companies and Etsy companies.  It shows that they really do search out interesting items instead of just buying lots off Amazon.

Paper & Pen November 2016

Paper & Pen is a monthly subscription box that promises to send out 3-4 paper goods and supplies each month.  They pick items from around the globe and send those unique items to you.  Boxes start at $20 a month but go down with longer plans.  Shockingly for me, shipping is free!  Let’s see what they sent out!

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They make this look like such a nice little present.  Inside is your stack of pretty things.

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Planner Clip

I have received a few different planner clips in boxes lately and this one is super cute.  I switch out the one I use every once in a while so this one will work for many different seasons with no problems.

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Gratitude Notepad

This is a thoughtful thing to include.  It has 50 sheets that say “I’m Grateful For” and a space for a date.  It might make you take the time to pause and try to find things to write down.

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Cynthia Rowley Pen

This is a black ink pen, inscribed with the Cynthia Rowley name.  It writes nicely and is a very shiny gold colour.  It’s a slightly odd inclusion but that’s okay.

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Thank You Cards

There is a set of four cards with envelopes.  They are gold embossed with dots and are blank on the inside. You can’t go wrong with a good thank you card and they are always handy to have.

I’ve been happy with this box.  There is not a ton of stuff in it but that was made clear in their info.  I couldn’t find prices on most of the stuff this month.  I like that some of the products are from smaller companies and Etsy companies.  It shows that they really do search out interesting items instead of just buying lots off Amazon.

Paper & Pen October 2016

Paper & Pen is a monthly subscription box that promises to send out 3-4 paper goods and supplies each month.  They pick items from around the globe and send those unique items to you.  Boxes start at $20 a month but go down with longer plans.  Shockingly for me, shipping is free!  Let’s see what they sent out!

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I love that they take care to make the little parcel look so nice inside the envelope.  Once I got that open I could see my goodies.  I can’t find the actual theme online yet but it seems to be something maybe Galactic?

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These two pens are gel pens, one in dark blue and one in light green.  They are called the Starry Sky and it’s easy to see why.

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Next was this white gel pen and these black sticky notes.  I’m so glad they included those because I never have anything that these pale pens write on and I’d have been so sad to get the pen with no paper.

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There was this thin notebook in there.  The pages are lined and have a space on the top for a date and page number.

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Lastly there were these Earth sticky notes.  I think sticky notes are the greatest thing ever so I’m happy to get more.  I have never seen ones like these before and I think I’ll wait a while to use them because I like them so much.

I’ve been happy with this box.  There is not a ton of stuff in it but that was made clear in their info.  I couldn’t find prices on most of the stuff this month.  I like that some of the products are from smaller companies and Etsy companies.  It shows that they really do search out interesting items instead of just buying lots off Amazon.

Paper & Pen September 2016

Paper & Pen is a monthly subscription box that promises to send out 3-4 paper goods and supplies each month.  They pick items from around the globe and send those unique items to you.  Boxes start at $20 a month but go down with longer plans.  Shockingly for me, shipping is free!  Let’s see what they sent out!

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The package this month was a little smaller but I’ve yet to be disappointed with this one so I wasn’t worried.  The theme this month is Back To School Nostalgia.

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Deli Soft Eraser

This is so squishy!!!!  I have never seen an eraser like this before and it’s very, very odd.  This will be staying out of the hands of the girls.

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Demco Vintage Library Cards

Oh I love these!!!!  I was one of those people who were sad when my library switched away from these.  I think they are fantastic and can’t wait to use these for something awesome.

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Gel Pencil/Pen Grips

These are just fun to add to plain old pencils to make them interesting.  I have a few of those and they might go to work with me for when I have to do inventory.

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Two Compartment Pencil Box

Everything except the cards was inside this box.  I love the little compartment at the top.  How perfect for your eraser or paper clips???  The bottom is long enough to hold a full size pencil as well.

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Multi-Colour Click Pen

OMG!!!!! So happy right now.  These are so fun and this isn’t one of the huge ones so you can actually hold it in your hand and use it.

They hit the nail on the head with the items this month!!!  Everything in here made me feel like I was back in school and ready to go.  I’ve been happy with this box.  There is not a ton of stuff in it but that was made clear in their info.  I couldn’t find prices on most of the stuff this month.  I like that some of the products are from smaller companies and Etsy companies.  It shows that they really do search out interesting items instead of just buying lots off Amazon.

 

 

Paper & Pen August 2016

Paper & Pen is a monthly subscription box that promises to send out 3-4 paper goods and supplies each month.  They pick items from around the globe and send those unique items to you.  Boxes start at $20 a month but go down with longer plans.  Shockingly for me, shipping is free!  Let’s see what they sent out!

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This one ships in a regular bubble mailer and then inside is this neatly wrapped parcel. The theme this month is Juicy.

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Junbei Fruity Notebook

This notebook is lined and I love the strawberry cover.  It is a smaller size so it would fit in my bag and it’s a softcover so it might bend up but that doesn’t bother me.

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Jack Fairweather Watercolour Pineapple Tote Bag-$12.36

This is a great bag!  I love the pineapple, it just screams summer and while I’ll never use it for shopping it will come in handy for just getting things where they need to go.

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Hello Summer Planner Stickers Pack

I’m not sure how these would be planner stickers since they say things that might be useful in a scrapbook but not a planner.  There are 10 different stickers and a few of each one.

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Aihao Watermelon White Out Correction Tape

This is so cute!!! I will use this for sure.  This is the kind of thing that makes me sure happy and drives everyone who works with me insane.

I’ve been happy with this box.  There is not a ton of stuff in it but that was made clear in their info.  I couldn’t find prices on most of the stuff this month.  I like that some of the products are from smaller companies and Etsy companies.  It shows that they really do search out interesting items instead of just buying lots off Amazon.

 

Paper & Pen July 2016

Paper & Pen is a monthly subscription box that promises to send out 3-4 paper goods and supplies each month.  They pick items from around the globe and send those unique items to you.  Boxes start at $20 a month but go down with longer plans.  Shockingly for me, shipping is free!  Let’s see what they sent out!

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This one ships in a plain padded envelope.  Inside is this neatly wrapped parcel.  This month they also included a QR code to take you to the page that tells you what items are included.

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The theme this month is Donut Stop Believing, and it looks like everything might be a literal interpretation of that theme.

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Donut Drink Coaster-$0.53

This is so fun!  We don’t have any furniture that requires coasters…..we have small children……so this will just be a toy and it doesn’t matter because I love it.

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Donut Jelly Ink Pen-$1.00 x 2

These are black, fine point, gel pens.  They write smoothly and well they are rather top heavy but not so much that it would get annoying to use.

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Wordcraft Studios “Donut Stop Believing” 4×6 Print-$5.33

How great is this???  I need to frame this and hang it at work immediately.  It could become my life motto.  It is hand-drawn and coloured and it is so cute!

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Bentoto House Donut Washi Tape-$2.85

I have a small stash of washi tape but I think this might be the best one in there.  Who doesn’t want donuts on things?  I will use this soon.

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Jojo Larue Watercolor Donut Greeting Cards 4pk-$10.66

This set has four different images and they are blank inside.  It comes with envelopes and I can’t wait to send these off, sealed with the washi from above.  My penpals will hopefully love these!

I’ve been happy with this box.  There is not a ton of stuff in it but that was made clear in their info.  The box this month has a value of $21.37  I like that some of the products are from smaller companies and Etsy companies.  It shows that they really do search out interesting items instead of just buying lots off Amazon.

Paper & Pen June 2016

Paper & Pen is a monthly subscription box that promises to send out 3-4 paper goods and supplies each month.  They pick items from around the globe and send those unique items to you.  Boxes start at $20 a month but go down with longer plans.  Shockingly for me, shipping is free!  Let’s see what they sent out!

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This one ships in a plain brown mailer so I never bother taking pictures of it.  Inside that we have this neatly wrapped little present.

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Once we open that up we get to see our presents for the month. Looks good! Sadly this month they dont have the items listed yet on the website so I have to guess as I go.

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Night Owl Paper Crafts Mini Notebook-$8.00

This cute little notepad is made from recycled paper.  The cover is sustainably harvested Birch.  It has 75 pages and as you can see they are unlined.  I love notepads and hide them away from my children who will scribble on each page and ruin everything.

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Plan d Checklist Pad

I cannot give you a price for this because for the life of me I don’t have a clue what currency the page I can find it on is in.  This seems more like pages you would stick outside of a box because it has columns for a date, contents and checking it off.  I’ll find some use for it though.

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Zebra Mechanical Pencil-$0.58 x 2

I have some of these pencils that I have bought myself and they are great.  They write well and the leads don’t break easily.  They almost look like a real pencil which is cool too!

Teardrop Shaped Paperclips-$0.15 x 4

Paperclips make me almost as happy as paper itself.  The only issue I have is that I want to use fancy ones like this on papers I won’t have to give to someone else who won’t care.

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DKG Pencil Case

This is a great little case!  It is made of pleather and has a zippered top. I once again can’t value it as the website is in another language and once I translate it, it gets confused when I search in English.  It will hold quite a few writing utensils and looks adult and professional, which would be a first for me…..

I’ve been happy with this box.  There is not a ton of stuff in it but that was made clear in their info.  I am not going to value the box this month as two of the item are impossible for me to guess at.  I like that some of the products are from smaller companies and Etsy companies.  It shows that they really do search out interesting items instead of just buying lots off Amazon.

 

Paper & Pen May 2016

Paper & Pen is a monthly subscription box that promises to send out 3-4 paper goods and supplies each month.  They pick items from around the globe and send those unique items to you.  Boxes start at $20 a month but go down with longer plans.  Shockingly for me, shipping is free!  Let’s see what they sent out!

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This subscription ships in a plain bubble mailer.  Inside that there is a neatly wrapped package, sealed with a label sticker.

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Everything I found inside the wrapping. Looks like a pretty grouping of items.  The theme is Natural and I can see where that comes in.

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Hamutelet Handbound Printed Notebook-$8.76

This is a beautiful notebook.  The pages are blank and cram coloured, while the cover is a heavy kraft paper.  I do prefer a lined book but since this one is very delicate and feminine I’ll put it to use.

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Floral Retractable Pens-$1.00 x 2

These are a fine point, blue ink pen.  They say Your Happy Story on the clip, and Happy on the body of them.  They write easily and smoothly.  These will be put to use.

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Natural Wood Erasable Pens-$1.00 x 2

These are cool.  They look like a pencil but they are erasable pens! I enjoy a good erasable pen and these are cute to boot.  They also write smoothly and are a black ink that seems more like a gel then an ink.

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Floral Mini Clothespins-$0.88 x 2

These little guys are adorable but very useless for anything beyond being decorative.  I use them to hold papers onto my calendar.

I’ve been happy with this box.  There is not a ton of stuff in it but that was made clear in their info.  The value for this month is $14.52.  That is a little low I feel but I’m still hoping for the values to go up.  I like that some of the products are from smaller companies and Etsy companies.  It shows that they really do search out interesting items instead of just buying lots off Amazon.